Serge and Ilona Barlam, graduates of the New York College of Podiatric Medicine, run Advanced Foot and Ankle Clinics, a full-service center with sophisticated diagnostics, diabetic care, and laser-therapy services. Their treatments emphasize preventive care, with routine care available for those without troubling injuries and physical therapy or surgery available for those who need major changes. Laser therapy relies on GenesisPro by Cutera, Q-Clear, or CoolTouch lasers to diminish the appearance of onychomycosis, a fungus that makes the toenails yellow, thicken, and unable to show off engagement toe rings.
SkinMD's board-certified facial plastic surgeon and master medical aestheticians work with patients to create customized skin rejuvenation plans, with the goal of improving the effectiveness of treatments for people of all skin colors. Botox Cosmetic treatments, non-invasive laser skin-tightening, and dermal fillers such as ArteFill, Radiesse, and Juvederm XC form the base of physician services, while a range of clinical facials, peels, and oversized foam fingers help battle signs of aging. Medically-certified skin specialists also harness the power of lasers to slow or eliminate hair growth, rejuvenate skin, or lessen the appearance of scars.
The physicians at Via Vascular know their veins. Not only are they all board-certified in diagnostic radiology, but they also boast certification in specialties including neuroradiology and vascular and interventional radiology. Simply put, they have expertise, and they apply it to minimally invasive varicose- and spider-vein treatments.
The doctors remove vessels with a surgical technique known as microphlebectomy or via endovenous laser treatments, which alleviate symptoms with a small laser fiber. During innovative thermocoagulation procedures, an insulated probe banishes blood vessels with a microburst of energy and a royal decree. The doctors also diminish spider veins with sclerotherapy sessions, which use a special medicine that causes vessels to close.
Dr. Jennifer Reichel is no mere figurehead. The founder and director of Pacifica Dermatology Cosmetic Center leads a team of two other physicians, and these doctors either perform all the procedures themselves or directly supervise the physician assistants who do. In addition to being a leader, Dr. Reichel has also completed a fellowship at the American College of Mohs Surgery to perfect her skills in micrographic skin-cancer treatment, and she’s been rated in the top 4% of dermatologists in Seattle by Seattle Met magazine and the medical-ratings agency Avvo.
Every surgery that the staff conducts takes place in the clinic’s own ambulatory surgery center, which has been approved by both Medicare and the makers of the board game Operation. However, not every treatment at Pacifica is medically urgent. The team also makes noninvasive cosmetic tweaks such as ultrasonic body-shaping, facial injections, and spider-vein treatments, to name a few.